Pathways : Travel theme

While walking along the pathway next to the Hutt River

I took photos of the pathway of the river.


Pathway of the river along the dry river bank



The Hutt River and the Akatarawa River flowing  together


The water’s pathway over stones/pebbles



Hutt River (New Zealand)

The Hutt River (Māori:Te AwakairangiTe Wai o Orutu or Heretaunga)[1] flows through the southern North Island of New Zealand. It flows south-west from the southern Tararua Ranges for 56 km, forming a number of fertile floodplains, includingKaitoke, central Upper Hutt and Lower Hutt.

The headwaters in the Kaitoke Regional Park are closed to preserve the quality of the drinking water drawn off at Kaitoke to supply the greater Wellington area. Below Kaitoke is the Kaitoke gorge, a popular destination for Rafting. Below the gorge is Te Marua, where the Mangaroa River joins the Hutt from the east. Further down, at Birchville, the Akatarawa River joins the Hutt from the west.


In the background : Weekly Photo Challenge

I had a wonderful experience today.

My friend is looking after a Bed and Breakfast place for a few days.

Last night I had a super dinner with her and

today I went back to take some photos from all the hidden treasures in the garden.

We also went for a short walk along the Hutt River.



In the background the Hutt River.

In the front is a  Punga or

New Zealand tree-fern.

Cyathea dealbata

Cyathea dealbata, or the silver tree fern or silver fern (kaponga or ponga in the Māori language), is a species of medium-sized tree fernendemic to New Zealand.[1] It is a symbol commonly associated with the country both overseas and by New Zealandersthemselves.[2]




In the background on the left is a

Rimu tree a native tree of NZ

At the right side is a tree-fern again


Rimu (Dacrydium cupressinum) is the commonest and most widely distributed conifer in New Zealand, growing from Northland down to Stewart Island. It is a tall tree, and its crown usually emerges above the main canopy of forest trees. On well-drained fertile sites, it grows to 50 metres in height. Rimu usually favours better drained sites than kahikatea, but does grow in poorly drained soils in Westland.

Rimu can live for more than 1,000 years. A life-span of 550–650 years is more common, as old trees become susceptible to uprooting in strong winds. Seedlings will not grow in deep shade or on open, exposed sites. Mature trees often support a crop of perching plants on their upper branches. For example, northern rātā often starts life as a young seedling high up in the crown of a mature rimu.